Born On This Day...

In 1736 Statesman, Carter Braxton (signed Declaration of Independence)
In 1797 Swedish chemist, Carl Mosander (rare-earth elements)
In 1835 Educator/philosopher, William Torrey Harris
In 1839 American publisher, Isaac Kauffman Funk (Funk & Wagnalls)
In 1857 Astronomer, James Keeler (discovered rings of Saturn)
In 1885 Educator/biographer, Carl C. Van Doren
In 1888 Actor, Ian Fleming (Dr. Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
In 1890 Austrian author, Franz Werfel (40 Days of Musa Dagh)
In 1892 Scientist, Arthur H. Compton (developed atom bomb) (Nobel-1927)
In 1895 Actor, Al Fuzzy Saint John (Lash of the West)
In 1896 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, George Kelly
In 1907 Actress, Fay Wray (King Kong) [d: 8-08-04]
In 1908 Broadcaster, Kenneth Gidens (founded Voice Of America) [d: 5-7-93]
In 1909 Bandleader/composer, Raymond Scott [d: 2-8-94]
In 1914 Director, Robert Wise (West Side Story, Sound of Music) [d: 9-14-05]
In 1915 Actor, Edmond O'Brien (Birdman of Alcatraz) [d: 5-9-85]
In 1925 Singer/pianist, Roy Brown (New Orleans R&B sound) [d: 5-25-81]
In 1929 Singer/actor, Tommy Leonetti (Nick-Gomer Pyle USMC) [d: 9-15-79]
In 1929 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Arnold Palmer (60 wins on PGA Tour) [d: 9-25-16]
In 1933 Soviet cosmonaut, Yevgeni V. Khrunov (Soyuz 5) [d: 5-23-00]
In 1933 German fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld [d: 2-19-19]
In 1934 Max Anderson (made first transatlantic balloon flight) [d: 6-27-83]
In 1934 Broadcast journalist, Charles Kuralt (Sunday Morning) [d: 7-4-97]
In 1934 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Roger Maris (Yankees) [d: 12-14-85]
In 1935 Broadcast journalist, John Palmer (NBC News) [d: 8-3-13]
In 1937 Country singer, Tommy Overstreet [d: 11-2-15]
In 1939 Cynthia Lennon (Julian's mother, John's ex-wife) [d: 4-1-15]
In 1939 Actor, Greg Mullavey (Tom-Mary Hartman Mary Hartman) (81)
In 1940 Jazz pianist/singer, Roy E. Ayers Jr. (80)
In 1940 Football Hall-of-Famer, Buck Buchanan (Chiefs) [d: 7-16-92]
In 1940 Actor, Tom Ligon (Bailey Thompson-Another World) (80)
In 1941 Author/zoologist, Stephen Jay Gould [d: 5-20-02]
In 1942 Singer/songwriter, Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night) (78)
In 1945 Singer, Jose Feliciano (Hi-Heel Sneakers, Light My Fire) (75)
In 1946 Track athlete, James Hines (Olympic-Gold-1968) (74)
In 1946 Drummer, Don Powell (Slade) (74)
In 1948 English actress, Judy Geeson (Maggie-Mad About You) (72)
In 1948 Basketball player, Bob Lanier (Pistons, Bucks) (72)
In 1948 Former Canadian first lady, Margaret Trudeau-Kemper (72)
In 1948 Football player, Charlie Waters (Cowboys) (72)
In 1949 Drummer, Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull) (71)
In 1950 Country singer, Rosie Flores (70)
In 1950 Guitarist/songwriter, Joe Perry (Aerosmith) (70)
In 1953 Actress, Amy Irving (Yentl, Crossing Delancey, Roger Rabbit) (67)
In 1954 Actor, Clark Johnson (Meldrick-Homicide: Life On The Street) (66)
In 1955 Drummer, Pat Mastelotto (Mr. Mister) (65)
In 1956 Singer/pianist, Johnnie Fingers (The Boomtown Rats) (64)
In 1957 Actress, Kate Burton [Richard's daughter] (First Wives Club) (63)
In 1957 Singer/songwriter, Carol Decker (Heart & Soul-T'Pau) (63)
In 1958 Singer/songwriter, Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama) (62)
In 1960 Actor, Colin Firth (Shakespeare in Love, Bridget Jones Diary) (60)
In 1960 Bassist/singer, David Lowery (Cracker) (60)
In 1963 Football player, Cap Boso (57)
In 1963 Drummer, Bill Stevenson (Black Flag) (57)
In 1966 Drummer, Robin Goodridge (Bush) (54)
In 1966 Singer, Miles Zuniga (Fastball) (54)
In 1968 Rap singer, Big Daddy Kane (Very Special) (52)
In 1968 Film director, Guy Ritchie (once married to Madonna) (52)
In 1968 Bassist, Chip Z'Nuff (Enuff Z'Nuff) (52)
In 1969 Actor, Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do) (51)
In 1970 Playmate, Ulrika Ericsson (November-1996) (50)
In 1974 Actor, Ryan Phillippe (I Know What You Did Last Summer, 54) (46)
In 1977 Actor, Bruce Michael Hall (Passions, One Life to Live) (43)
In 1979 Actor, Jacob Young (Rick-Bold & The Beautiful) (41)
In 1980 Bassist, Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) (40)
In 1982 Dancer, Misty Copeland (first black American solo ballet dancer) (38)
In 1983 Baseball player, Joey Votto (Cincinnati Reds) (37)
In 1989 Pianst, Josh Balz (Motionless In White) (31)
In 1995 Actor, Shak Ghacha (Liv & Maddie, Major Crimes) (25)
In 1995 Comedian, Matt Rife (Wild 'N Out) (25)
In 1996 Actor, Kamil McFadden (K.C. Undercover) (24)
In 1997 Singer, Jack Gilinsky ("Wild Life") (23)
In 1998 Singer, Ellise (iHeartRadio Rising Star) (22)
In 2004 Actress, Emmy Perry (Scales: Mermaids Are Real) (16)

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